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Newsletter March, 2021

Norwegian and Vietnamese employers join forces to promote social dialogue and labour law reforms

March, 2021
  • In Vietnam, labour laws, policies and practices are going through significant changes. A new labour code entered into force in January 2021
  • New policies put greater emphasis on social dialogue at the workplace, collective bargaining and diversified types of Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBAs)
Newsletter January, 2021

Apple adjusts its executives’ bonuses to social, environmental, governance performance

January, 2021

Peruvian new agrarian law is adopted in the midst of social partners' objections

January, 2021
  • The 2000 agrarian law was derogated by the Peruvian parliament without consulting or taking into account the views of the social partners
  • The reform generated violent protests throughout the country
  • The new law imposes a higher minimum living wage and requires the employers to pay a special bonus, equal to 30% the minimum living wage
  • Bipartite discussions continue, prior to the adoption of the specific regulations to be annexed to the law.
Newsletter December, 2020

The role of HR Services: how to mind the gap

December, 2020
  • Focus on the role of private employment services and the private sector facing the trends of the “future of work”.
  • Proposals to ensure that the social impact of these trends meets innovation.

Colombia: the aviation company Avianca resumed social dialogue with the pilot and cabin crew trade unions

December, 2020
  • After 11 years of difficult relationships, the company signed a collective agreement with the pilot trade union Acdac.
  • A few days later the company reached another agreement with the cabin crew trade union, Acav.
Newsletter November, 2020

International Labour Office report on the use of peak-level social dialogue, globally and regionally, in the early stage of Covid-19 pandemic

November, 2020
  • The initial phase of the pandemic saw a widespread use of social dialogue processes.
  • In the great majority of countries, social dialogue processes achieved “specific and visible process outcomes”.
  • Most outcomes related to support enterprises, jobs and incomes, and occupational safety and health at the workplace.

International Labour Office factsheet on "the role of social dialogue and the social partners in addressing the consequences of Covid-19 in the informal economy"

November, 2020
  • This short paper provides interesting examples on how social partners have been able to include the informal sector during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond.
Newsletter September, 2020

Indonesia: social partners from the garment sector sign a joint commitment

September, 2020
  • In August 2020, Indonesian social partners from the garment and footwear industries signed a joint commitment “to protect health, business sustainability and welfare of workers in these sectors”. 

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